Apex Legends’ Octane And Lifeline Are Buffed In New Update Ability Rework

The Lost Treasure Collection Event goes live in Apex Legends on June 23. The limited-time event will implement an update as well, which includes reworks for both Lifeline and Octane. Instead of buffing and nerfing both legends’ abilities, Respawn is outright changing several aspects of their abilities–similarly to how Mirage was reworked at the start of Season 5: Fortune’s Favor.

One of the original eight legends, Lifeline’s abilities are being reworked to make her into a more effective combat medic. Since launch, Lifeline has been a character who can transition back and forth between a healer and a fighter. These new changes allow her to do both at once.

Lifeline’s original passive ability, Combat Medic, is being replaced with Combat Revive. So Lifeline will no longer be able to revive and heal more quickly; instead, she can now use her D.O.C. drone to revive allies while she continues fighting or revives someone else. That’s a pretty substantial adjustment for the character–it makes Lifeline the go-to healer again, as her original passive has become somewhat obsolete in the wake of buffs to Gibraltar.

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